Institutional Stratification and the Postcollege Labor Market: Comparing Job Satisfaction and Prestige across Generations
- The Journal of Higher Education
- The Ohio State University Press
- Volume 85, Number 6, November/December 2014
- pp. 761-791
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Employing NCES databases, we investigate how college selectivity influences job satisfaction and prestige from the 1970s to the 1990s and across different racial categories. We find that the effect of college selectivity has essentially disappeared over time and that minority students are particularly disadvantaged with respect to job satisfaction.